Eric Trump defends President's golf trips

Kristopher Drake
April 20, 2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly played 16 rounds of golf since taking office, but that's not something the American people should be concerned about, according to son Eric Trump.

Indivisible Miami is "tee'd off" over the matter and plans to fight back. It's appropriate that golf eventually came up during the marathon interview, because it took place overlooking a golf course - specifically, at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel on Ireland's west coast. Protesters plan to walk almost a mile away to Trump National Golf Course during the rally.

"You can sit with somebody in a golf cart where there might be cultural differences and language barriers and have a good time and build a friendship with somebody in a way you could never do sitting across an office table from someone", Eric Trump told the Irish Independent on Monday.

Indivisible will also leave some golf ball souvenirs to Sen. "Lodging and meals are an extra cost, but taxpayers pay the salaries of White House staffers and Secret Service agents whether the president stays in Washington or not, so a presidential vacation does not significantly increase personnel costs".

That, coupled with an extensive "vacation" schedule, has Indivisible Miami less than pleased with the president.

On Tuesday, president Trump blamed his predecessor Barack Obama for the emergence of MS-13, a violent street gang based in Central America.

In a photo from this meeting released to the public, for instance, Trump is shown in the Mar-a-Lago "situation room," which appears to be a guest room at the resort with a "Quiet Area" sign taped on the door.

The Palm Beach Post reported last week that the president's visits have cost local authorities almost $4 million in protection costs.

Donald Trump got in on the action as well.

The Trump campaign also received more than $3.5 million in transfers from other authorized committees.

According to Eric, real estate is the most cutthroat industry in the world but it is nothing compared to politics.

No further trips are planned at this time.

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